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"This is my switch!" Gold pendant (King)



Product Type: Necklaces

Vendor: KLG


Out of Stock

22ct gold vermeil pendant- Chain Length: 18" adjustable chain Bulb length approx 14mm.

Made out of recycled silver- ethical/sustainable jewellery item.

Store jewellery in a box or pouch.


My jewellery style has evolved over the last year into more of a conceptual jewellery designer. This pendant symbolises so much. This represents diversity and inclusion.

Last summer was the 'lighbulb' moment for me- a 'switch'.

Over the last year, I have been working on being comfortable in embracing 'my voice'. I have been doing lots of activism work in the jewellery industry supporting Black and first-generation jewellers with diversity and inclusion issues.

 This a gender-neutral pendant.

When designing this pendant I was thinking about hair discrimination and different hair textures.

-New report by Pantene reveals at least 93% of Black people with Afro hair in the UK have experienced microaggressions related to their hair
- Uninvited hair touching was reported as one of the most common types of microaggressions, experienced by nearly half (46%)

-52% of Black people with Afro hair state that discrimination against their hair has
negatively affected their self-esteem or mental health
-Only 7% of people without Afro Hair were able to identify common microaggressions


Cornrows or canerows are a traditional style of braids in which the hair is braided very close to the scalp, using an underhand, upward motion to make a continuous, raised row. I added three strands of cornrows around the lightbulb to highlight different hair textures and the awareness of hair discrimination. Also at the same time highlights unity - all cultures embrace braids! A braid is a complex structure or pattern formed by interlacing two or more strands of flexible material such as textile yarns, wire, or hair. 

With this pendant-I am going to donate a portion of the proceeds of the sale to Domestic Violence charity Sistah Space https://www.sistahspace.org/

Sistah Space works with African heritage women & girls who've experienced domestic or sexual abuse or who have lost a loved one to domestic violence. The survivors are from many different sections of the African & Caribbean community, including the Rastafarian/ Grassroots community - who are often on the fringes of society. Rastafarian women are among those who have the highest rate of underreporting. 



Made out of recycled silver or gold- ethical/sustainable jewellery item.

Delivery prices

Special delivery £8.65

International Tracked £19.95

Store jewellery in a box or pouch.


International orders

If you live outside the UK, please contact info@kassandralaurengordon.com for more details on delivery options to your country.

Every piece is made to order


Please check that you are happy with the size of the jewellery before ordering. Every jewellery piece is made for order, please allow 4-6 weeks for jewellery to arrive.

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Contact me on info@kassandralaurengordon.com if you have any problems with your jewellery.


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